But all of this began more than a year ago when Kaepernick vowed that he would sit out the national anthem until the American flag "represents what it's supposed to represent".
"Colin would have to address any future demonstrations", La Canfora tweeted Sunday afternoon.
In which La Canfora said that Kaepernick would stand for the anthem if given an opportunity.
That's because the former 49ers quarterback is focusing exclusively on trying to earn a shot at another National Football League job, an opportunity that has evaded him despite several teams being in the market for help behind center.
La Canfora detailed Kaepernick's recent workout regimen, which includes the QB waking up at 4 a.m.to travel from New York City to New Jersey, where he runs football drills and throws more than 100 passes a day, in addition to working out in a gym. He's going to donate all his jersey sales and he's planning on standing for the anthem, if given the opportunity. Kaepernick has not directly confirmed those reports.
Now, La Canfora has abandoned his prior assertion, pointing out that he didn't talk to Kaepernick about whether he plans to stand or kneel for the anthem.
The issue has grown as Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett recently said he was racially profiled by Las Vegas police during a confrontation, and President Donald Trump aggressively chastised players and team owners for protests during the anthem. "When there's significant change and I feel like [the American] flag represents what it's supposed to represent, this country is representing people the way that it's supposed to, I'll stand".
"It did spark conversation, which I think is a part of what Colin Kaepernick meant to do", Goodell said in June.